Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Week 5: Appleseed

Note: I wrote the following entries week by week just to keep track of what was going on with my pregnancy. If you don't like reading about all the gory details of this stuff, feel free to skip it. I just figured any post was better than no post.

Starting to feel more pregnant. My bewbs continue to be sore as they were very early on and my skin has broken out horribly. So much for glowing, awesome skin (I was afraid of this). In addition to those symptoms, there are a few that are a bit more annoying. The most annoying of which is the frequent mild nausea. I'd told myself I didn't want to overeat during pregnancy, but it's getting tough to do this when the only way to stave off the mild nausea is to constantly be eating something. I can't go more than a couple hours or I really start to feel it. And when I get really hungry I have this crazy urgency like I have to eat RIGHT NOW otherwise I just start fading into this mild depression and/or anti-social despair. It's hard to explain. I'm also constantly insatiably thirsty. Which makes for unending trips to the bathroom. Also I've never been so gassy and bloated in my life.

I had my first prenatal exam this week. I decided I really like my doctor. I feel lucky to have found a good one right away without hardly trying. I never thought I'd have a male ob/gyn, but he isn't creepy or weird and does a good job of making me feel comfortable. Anyway, they just did the standard weight measurement, blood pressure, pee in a cup, followed by a pap smear, and a million blood tests. One huge bag of schwag later and I'm home. Excited to go back next week with Seth to get my first ultrasound and hopefully see something in there. Maybe even a heartbeat?


thebluemuse said...

Demystifying the process... THANK YOU! Also, I love it that someone else besides me and T says "bewbs" like Southpark. :)